Sandbanks Information

Sands Home Search are property search and relocation agents who specialise in finding and acquiring prime waterside, luxury, seaview & water frontage property for retained private & corporate clients in the Sandbanks, Canford Cliffs, Branksome Park & Lilliput areas of Poole Harbour.

The Sandbanks peninsula is connected to the mainland by an isthmian road and sandy beach, which give properties along it spectacular views of Poole harbour on one side and Bournemouth bay and distant Isle of White on the other.

Sandbanks is the home of the Royal Motor Yacht Club. One of the leading powerboat clubs in the world, which has the Duke of Edinburgh as its Admiral.

Sandbanks, because it is linked with the Studland shore by a chain ferry has become known as the Gateway to the Purbecks.

History of Sandbanks

The Sandbanks peninsula was once a shanty town at the entrance to Poole Harbour, . Many of the shanties and old converted railway carriages, some without drainage and water, were residences and summer homes for people who had set them up soon after the turn of the century, and the last of these eyesores disappeared in the 1960s. The whole of Sandbanks, now worth 100’s of millions was once offered for sale by the Guest family who then owned it, for £200 and there were no takers.

Sandbanks Today

Today a house at Sandbanks can cost over £5,000,000 and every square inch of the peninsula has been utilized for blocks of expensive flats and luxury style houses, many with gardens reaching down to the sandy shore.

Sandbanks is diverse – The recently up-graded Haven Hotel, Le Cafe, Crazy Golf, the Ferry, the beach cafe, and the many new developments give Sandbanks a growing desirability as a place to Live, Retire or a Holiday place in the sun that gives you fast access to Poole harbour, the second largest natural harbour on the planet.

Only 10 minutes drive from Bournemouth, with its many bars, restaurants and less salubrious flesh pots of the capital of Dorset. There are several cinemas, indoor/outdoor tennis, five star hotels and a traditional English sea side pier, also one of the longest promenades that will stretch the legs of the most enthusiastic walker, In fact you can walk or stroll all the way from Sandbanks to Bournemouth Centre and beyond.

The New Forest is half an hour drive, and on a good day West London in 2.00 Hrs in the car and 2.20 Hrs on the train. All in all Sandbanks is a very special place to live

The Areas in Summary:


Stunning views over to the Isle of Wight, Shell Bay and Brownsea Island • Luxury waterside property with moorings • Holiday homes, property and apartments • Boat trips • Mediterranean style restaurants and brasseries • Contemporary hotels • Golden sandy beaches • Royal Motor Yatch Club • Chapel of St Nicolas • Sandbanks was the subject of a recent television series • Luscombe valley nature reserve • Weekly firework displays in summer • Famous windsurfing beach in Poole Bay.

Lilliput & Canford Cliffs

Parkstone Golf Course • Compton Acres • prestigious property • contemporary property • Salterns Marina, with berthing for boats upto 75ft • Quiet Restaurants • Parkstone Yatch Club • Modern wine bars • Canford Cliffs library • Church of The Transfiguration.

Branksome Park & Branksone Dene Chine Modern beachside restaurants • Golden sandy beaches • Vast properties set in a minimum of three quarters of an acre • Branksome Park Bowling Club • Tree lined roads • Substantial secluded properties • Windsurfing from the beach • Tennis club • Wine bars.


Historic town house properties • Listed buildings • Boat trips • Water sports centres • Morriconium Quay Development and Marina • Sunseeker International • Lighthouse Arts Centre & Theatre • Charter Angling • Harbourside cafes & restauants • Continental market • Yacht charter • Landmarks of historical interest • Poole Pottery • Weekly firework displays in summer.


Canford School Canford Magna, Wimborne Dorset, BH21 3AD. Tel: 01202 841254

Castle Court School Knoll Lane, Corfe Mullen, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3RF. Tel: 01202 694438

Clayesmore Prep School Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum Dorset, DT11 8LL. Tel: 01747 811707

Dumpton School Deans Grove House, Deans Grove, Wimborne Dorset, BH21 7AF. Tel: 01202 883818

Talbot Heath School Rothesay Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH4 9NJ. Tel: 01202 761881

Talbot House Preparatory School 8, Firs Glen Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH9 2LR. Tel: 01202 510348


Local Hotels The Haven Hotel Sandbanks (on the waters edge)

Sandbanks Hotel (on the beach)

Harbour Heights Canford Cliffs (panoramic views) Sandbanks

Main Streets/Most south after areas within Sandbanks & Poole Harbour, Dorset:

Banks Road, Bournemouth, Brackenhill, Branksome Park, Branksome Dene, Branksome Dene Chine, Brudenell Avenue, Buccleuch Road, Bury Road, Canford Cliffs, Canford Cliffs Road, Chaddesley Glen, Chaddesley Glen Road, Chaddesley Wood Road, Elms Avenue, Haig Avenue, Lawrence Drive, Leicester Road, Lilliput, Martello Road, Mornish Avenue, Old Coastguard Road, Panorama Road, Pearce Avenue, Pine Drive, Poole, Poole Harbour, Sandbanks Peninsula, The Horseshoe, Western Avenue, Withingham Road.


The Brink, Old Coastguard Road, Sandbanks – Acquired by Sands Home Search for a private client for £undisclosed sum
108, Panorama Road, Poole – Price £4.65m
Sea Orchard, 55A Elms Avenue, Lilliput – Price £3.86m
The Moorings, Panorama Road, Sandbanks Peninsula -Price £3.75m
112A Panorama Road, Sandbanks Peninsula –  Price £3.5m
16 Old CoastGuard Road, Sandbanks Peninsula – Price £3.1m
120 & 122 Panorama Road, Sandbanks Peninsula – Price £3m
9 The BeachHouse, The Horseshoe, Poole. BH13 7RW – Price £3m
40 Pearce Avenue, Lilliput – Price £2.6m
The Moorings, Panorama Road, Sandbanks Peninsula – Price £2.5m
56 Pearce Avenue, Lilliput – Price £2.4m
Berkeley Towers, Branksome Park; Acquired by Sands Home Search for a private client for £undisclosed sum
Highest value streets in Sandbanks
1 Old Coastguard Road, Poole BH13 £1,937,104

2 Lawrence Drive, Branksome Park, Poole BH13 £1,771,955

3 Martello Road, Branksome Park, Poole BH13 £1,382,664

4 Bury Road, Branksome Park, Poole BH13 £1,375,257

5 Brudenell Avenue, Branksome Park, Poole BH13 £1,369,076

6 Western Avenue, Branksome Park, Poole BH13 £1,350,469

7 Haig Avenue, Branksome Park/Canford Cliffs, Poole BH13 £1,332,257

8 Elms Avenue, Lilliput, Poole BH14 £1,245,623

10 The Horseshoe, Sandbanks, Poole BH13 £1,233,033

Highest value areas in Dorset

1 BH13 (Poole/Sandbanks) £513,083

2 BH3 (Bournemouth) £351,230

3 BH14 (Poole) £331,813

4 DT2 (Dorchester) £299,190

5 BH21 (Wimborne) £278,852

6 BH22 (Ferndown) £268,756

7 DT7 (Lyme Regis) £267,458

8 BH20 (Wareham) £267,396

9 BH19 (Swanage) £262,781

10 DT11 (Blandford Forum) £260,858

….£ per sq ft, voted the 4th most expensive place in the world to purchase real estate!!


Telephone : From the UK: 01425 462 549

From overseas: +44 1425 462 549

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Telephone : From South Africa: 021 813 6850

From outside of South Africa: +27 21 813 6850

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